Komodo dragon attacks tourist in Indonesia

2017-05-04 15:43

A komodo dragon, one of the world's largest lizards, attacked a tourist in Indonesia who was trying to photograph the giant creatures feasting on a goat.

Croatian customs save 715 turtles

2016-11-24 20:40

Croatian customs authorities say they have prevented the smuggling of 715 live turtles, a protected species in the European Union's newest member state

Sex life of Diego the Tortoise is legend

2016-09-14 18:31

Diego the Tortoise is quite the ladies' man, and his exploits have helped save his species from extinction.

Crocodile attacks sleeping camper

2016-04-25 20:07

A 19-year-old on a family camping holiday in northern Australia had a lucky escape when he fought off a crocodile which bit into his foot as he slept.

124 crocodiles suffocate in Mexico truck trip

2016-02-11 11:20

More than 120 crocodiles died from apparently suffocating and crushing each other while being transported across Mexico in a truck, authorities say.

Vietnam's beloved sacred turtle dies

2016-01-20 16:01

A sacred giant turtle venerated as a symbol of Vietnam's independence struggle has died, prompting an outpouring of grief and fears the death bodes ill.

Nigeria sends anti-venom to north

2016-01-11 21:33

Large quantities of anti-venom are on their way to northern Nigeria as the country seeks to contain a surge in snakebites.

Snakes bite neighbouring Free State farmers

2015-12-22 17:53

A 17-year-old girl and a former Springbok shooter are in hospital after being bitten by snakes on their neighbouring Free State farms.

PMB girl rushed to hospital after snake bite

2015-11-08 20:36

An eight-year-old girl is in a serious condition in a Pietermaritzburg hospital after she was bitten by a Night Adder in Northdale on Sunday.

French customs seizes 115 live scorpions

2015-10-01 18:38

French customs have seized 115 live scorpions headed from Cameroon to US, perhaps for Internet sale.


Gecko does 'striptease'

2017-02-08 22:16

A newly-discovered gecko uses a weird but ingenious tactic to evade capture: it strips down to its pink, naked skin and flees, leaving its attacker with a mouthful of scales,

Beasts of Bangkok booted from park lair

2016-09-21 11:01

The hulking, prehistoric-looking monitor lizards that stalk the grounds of Bangkok's Lumpini park have long triggered fascination - and fear - from visitors to the city centre's main green space...

Slip of the tongue: Chameleon's sticky secret revealed

2016-06-20 21:34

A stunningly efficient hunter, the chameleon relies on an impressive biological arsenal that includes colour-changing camouflage, panoramic vision - and lots of patience.

WATCH: Zim farmer pries huge python from bakkie

Watch a Zimbabwean farmer prying a massive python from under the bonnet of his bakkie.

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Peru snakes go public

2016-01-21 19:30

Venomous snakes are getting a little respect in Peru, with a small museum keeping 57 to teach the public about them.

Argentina snake invasion forces beach closures

2016-01-18 21:20

An invasion of poisonous snakes washed downriver in recent floods has forced authorities to close beaches to summer holidaymakers in northern Argentina.

Free State teen in stable condition after Cape Cobra bite

2015-12-23 14:12

A 17-year-old girl who was bitten by a snake on a Free State farm is in a stable condition in a Bloemfontein hospital, her mother says.

Cat rescues owner from venomous snake

2015-11-24 21:01

A woman who was attacked by a venomous snake when she went to water her rose garden has been saved by her cat, which rushed in and pounced on the snake.

Who let the crocs out?

2015-10-16 22:38

Dozens of crocodiles have escaped from a farm in central Thailand, highlighting lax oversight of the world's largest crocodile-farming industry, and frightening some of the locals.

Global snake bite deaths underestimated

2015-09-30 22:14

Snake bites kill more people than all other so-called Neglected Tropical Diseases combined.

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